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Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because I started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Can anxiety cause brain tumor-like symptoms? I fear that I have a brain tumor because I started getting nauseated and weak fatigued and muscle shaking

Yes.: Symptoms raising concern for brain tumor vary depending on the part of the brain they affect. Uncontrollable nausea and vomiting (without diarrhea), dizziness, vertigo or focal weakness or sensory loss in one part of your body on one side of your body would be symptoms to watch for. Brain tumors are rare, and it's much more likely your symptoms are due to anxiety. A neurologist could help. ...Read more

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How probable is it that vertigo and dizziness is being caused by a brain tumor?

How probable is it that vertigo and dizziness is being caused by a brain tumor?

Not very: Vertigo is sometimes caused by a brain tumor affecting the vestibular nerve, a so-called 'acoustic neuroma' (vestibular schwannoma). However there are many other more common causes of this symptom. See your doctor for a full evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Would a meningomia brain tumor cause you to get dizzy and break out in a sweat all of a sudden?

Would a meningomia brain tumor cause you to get dizzy and break out in a sweat all of a sudden?

Need more data: In general, a meningioma is a very slow growing tumor and this is unlikely to all of a sudden happen. Other issues can cause these symptoms (they are relatively non-specific). In theory, I can imaging a scenerio where a mengioma causes an endocrinopathy, and this happens, but that is a major stretch.

I would have a very experienced internist evlaluate you and perhaps do some tests. ...Read more

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Can déjà vu be caused by anxiety? So worried I have a brain tumor! Had déjà vu 3 times today! Also have health anxiety, dizzy, mild headaches.

Can déjà vu be caused by anxiety? So worried I have a brain tumor! Had déjà vu 3 times today! Also have health anxiety, dizzy, mild headaches.

Brain tumor: Déjà vu is not associated with brain tumors. See your medical doctor to manage the anxiety and thyroid disease. This should help reduce or eliminate the déjà vu symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a brain tumor with epilepsy and it was cause by a car accident 2 year ago. I been having alot of headaches with dizziness and weakness.

I have a brain tumor with epilepsy and it was cause by a car accident 2 year ago. I been having alot of headaches with dizziness and weakness.

Brain tumor epilepsy: When is your next appointment with your neurologist? Sounds like you need to be seen very soon. If your weakness involves less muscle strength instead of just fatigue, it is more urgent. If your dizziness is vertigo, the world spinning around you, it would be best to be seen ASAP to have neural imaging in the ER. Have someone drive you or call 911. Do not drive, please. ...Read more

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Do I need to worry about a brain tumor caused by a 2 brain CT scan radiation I got 3 years ago if I have some dizziness now im 27 years old help me?

Do I need to worry about a brain tumor caused by a 2 brain CT scan radiation I got 3 years ago if I have some dizziness now im 27 years old help me?

Get checked,,,: You should get your dizziness checked out but at your age it's highly unlikely to be a brain tumor even with your history of ct scans. It's likely due to another possible cause, like lack of hydration, or sleep or too much lethargy/drowsy inducing medication. Still get checked if you're worried, but keep in mind one of these more likely explanations. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

Dizziness, nausea x3days. Just over a cold, Dr said fluid in ears, but shouldn't cause this? MRI of brain 6 months ago. Brain tumor? Scared. 27/F.

No tumor: URI can produce some inflammation of inner ear. This results with fluid behind ear drum which if symptomatic should be drained. The fluid could induce pressure on semicucular canals and result in dizziness and well if pressure reaches brances of vagus n. then nausea can result. MRI of brain must have had a reason but if proved neg. The indications for scan were ruled out. ...Read more

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What percentage of cases does dizziness indicate brain tumor? I read that actually brain tumor is rare with dizziness

What percentage of cases does dizziness indicate brain tumor? I read that actually brain tumor is rare with dizziness

Correct: What you have read is correct: dizziness is rarely a symptom of a brain tumor, and is far more likely to be due to a disorder of the inner or middle ear. The actual percentage of patients with dizziness who turn out to have a brain tumor is small, but I have not seen a published study with an exact number. ...Read more

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When someone has brain tumor, does the dizziness usually come with severe symptoms? Or is it usually without other symptoms.

When someone has brain tumor, does the dizziness usually come with severe symptoms? Or is it usually without other symptoms.

Hmm...: Depending on the site in the brain where a potential tumor is... The symptoms can be varied...
Often, most tumor are discovered because symptoms are persistent. Dizziness is very non-specific... Vertigo would be more specific.
When someone is taking Claritin (loratadine) and sudafed, they can get dizzy ...Read more

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I'm 22 with dizziness what are my chances of dizziness mean a brain tumor?

I'm 22 with dizziness what are my chances of dizziness mean a brain tumor?

Possible, unlikely: Brain tumors at age 22 are uncommon, and dizziness is not usually a symptom of a brain tumor. It is possible that you have a tumor affecting your brainstem or cerebellum causing dizziness, but more often dizziness is due to inflammation or other disease of the inner ear. See your doctor for referral to an ENT specialist and a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have persistent on/off moments of dizziness+ buzzing feeling in head that lasts few seconds (happened twice). Concern for brain tumor?

I have persistent on/off moments of dizziness+ buzzing feeling in head that lasts few seconds (happened twice). Concern for brain tumor?

Low concern: There are many other causes of dizziness that are not caused by a brain tumor, for example dehydration probably being #1 cause. That being said, if you start to develop new headaches, blurry/double vision, vomiting, confusion, or more persistent dizziness, these symptoms would warrant an exam by a health care provider. I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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When a hypochondriac worries about having a brain tumor due to dizziness/vertigo being only symptoms, what the chances they do have one?

When a hypochondriac worries about having a brain tumor due to dizziness/vertigo being only symptoms, what the chances they do have one?

Same as everybody: Dizziness/vertigo can sometimes be a symptom of brain cancer, but it isn't the most common cause by a long shot. The chance of it is no better and no worse than in a non-hypochondriac. Worrying causes illness! Smile! Relax. Remember the best news of all--guaranteed to make your day: Everyday when you wake up is a good day automatically: because it means you didn't die in your sleep! ...Read more

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What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

What are the chances of having a brain tumor and having no neurological symptoms? Just head pain twinges and dizziness.

Very low: You can be describing anything from impacted earwax to a jaw / TMJ problem to a host of other possibilities. If these become more than a minor nuisance, visit with your physician at your next regular appointment or earlier if need be. Brain tumors don't announce themselves as twinges, and the causes of dizziness are many and seldom are tumors. How's the hearing in each ear? ...Read more

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I'm afraid I have a brain tumor. Could dizziness and nausea from a brain tumor get better or ease up over time (one week) or would they get worse?

I'm afraid I have a brain tumor. Could dizziness and nausea from a brain tumor get better or ease up over time (one week) or would they get worse?

Brain Tumor?: Dizziness & nausea are very non-specific symptoms. While they may be a sign of a brain tumor, they may also follow a concussion, many viral illnesses, middle ear/sinus infections, and a whole panoply of other things. Did you suffer a head injury? Do you have any other symptoms, like a fever, pain in the sinuses, headache, or blurred vision? Consult your doctor if it doesn't clear up in a few days. ...Read more

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I've had these symtoms for years some within the past Year, could I have a brain tumor? Symtoms numbered in years 6 * constant / daily migraines 6 *dizziness 6 *vision blurry when dizziness (world spinning) accures 1, leading to not being able f

I've had these symtoms for years some within the past Year, could I have a brain tumor? Symtoms numbered in years 6 * constant / daily migraines 6 *dizziness 6 *vision blurry when dizziness (world spinning) accures 1, leading to not being able f

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

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I have sudden mild dizzy spells last 2 days. Is this a brain tumor? Should I call my neuro and request MR I? I'm very scared pls

I have sudden mild dizzy spells last 2 days. Is this a brain tumor? Should I call my neuro and request MR I? I'm very scared pls

Sudden dizzy spells: Dizzy spells can be caused by many things. A brain tumor is very unlikely. If your neuro wants you to do an MRI as part of your assessment, ok. It is better to tell them what your problem is than to ask for certain tests, which may or may not help! ...Read more

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